Manufacturing Manager Degree Apprenticeship 2021 - Manchester

Heineken Uk
201, Denmark Road, M15 6LD
£18,790.00 annually
23 Oct 2020
28 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Are you someone who has the drive and passion to achieve a Management degree, gain real-life experience with a world-class Brewing company AND earn money while you do so? Then we have the opportunity for you!

Our Manufacturing Manager degree apprenticeship is a 4-year structured programme with exposure to all aspects of our Brewery operations activities.

£18,790 starting salary & award-winning double matched pension plus a fantastic benefits package.

The key responsibilities of this role includes,to:
  • Continuously demonstrate a commitment to learning through completion of apprenticeship requirements, and working with your Line Manager to identify and proactively work on your strength and development areas
  • Actively contribute to a zero accident culture by using and applying to all site requirements for health & safety, environment and hygiene. Pro-actively seek opportunities to improve work and the environment using continuous improvement tools and processes
  • Demonstrate a strong passion for quality by ensuring all quality assurance and control checks are completed as required in adherence to quality systems
  • Work towards demonstrating leadership in the workplace and in the area you are working in by operating and cleaning, carrying out basic maintenance schedules, responding to defects, losses and breakdowns, assessing and monitoring plant performance on an ongoing basis
  • Gain an extensive knowledge of operating principles of the processes/machines. Utilising analysing, interpretation, problem-solving and process knowledge to strive for loss eradication by establishing the root cause of failures and/or losses then developing and implementing countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence
  • Be able to demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal, participating in (and once confident) lead the departments daily meetings, shift handovers, team meetings, training etc
  • Deal with escalated operational issues, identifying root causes, coaching team members to reach efficient solutions and putting procedures in place that prevent repeat failures
  • Actively update necessary technical documentation to reflect changes in the process, help to train other team members ensuring the new procedure is embedded and operational
  • Coordinating and covering for a shift manager role, taking routine standard decisions and acting as an example for other Operators

What does this apprenticeship involve:

We are looking to introduce Operational Leaders of the future through this apprenticeship and have partnered with the University of Lincoln, through their National Centre for Food Manufacturing as our training provider for this 4-year programme.

This apprenticeship offers a modern route of gaining a degree equivalent qualification, interweaving formal study blocks with hands-on, practical experiences to bring theoretical knowledge to life.

You will undertake formal study blocks (3 x 1 week/year) with the University of Lincoln and rotate between operational roles and departments to fully embed your learning and bring your skills to life.

Given the level of learning involved you will need (or on trackto achieve before starting)3 A-levels (B, B, C)or equivalent equating to 112 UCAS points.

What are the best bits about this degree apprenticeship?

You'll get to work in a number of different teams throughout your apprenticeship - experiencing several roles to gain an understanding of what is each like and how you as a future leader can impact these roles.

Your degree modules (which include food science, lean manufacturing, factory design and people management) will provide a technical and theoretical base to understand best practice, identify opportunities for improvement and maximise the value you can add to the teams you work in.

What can we offer you?

Along with your salary, we offer an award-winning double matched pension (up to 10% from HEINEKEN), an annual performance bonus, private health insurance, a free on-site gym, a case of HEINEKENproducts (if you're over 18!) every month (can be accrued) plus a number of other benefits included in your package.

We'll support you every step of the journey and provide you with experience across the different areas of our business from brewing to packaging, to quality, logistics and engineering. As you learn and grow with us you'll have plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge and will be challenged every step of the way.

So - it's up to you to take the next step... why not apply now and see where your passion takes you? Please tell us on your covering letter why you want to join our HEINEKEN Manufacturing Manager Degree Apprenticeship at our Manchester Brewery.

Please note that this programme will commence in September 2021.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Effective communications skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Confident
  • Curious

Desired qualifications

3 A-levels (B, B, C) or equivalent equating to 112 UCAS points, and to qualify for the apprenticeship programme you must have both GCSE level 4/C in Maths andEnglish.

Future prospects

Apprentices are not guaranteed a role on completion of the apprenticeship, however if the apprentice is successful he/she will take up a role as a Shift Manager.

Things to consider

  • Working on a manufacturing site - our busy Manchester brewery, where we brew Kronenbourg 1664, Fosters and the world famous Heineken.
  • Putting in the balance of studying during the 4 years and gaining the on the job training whilst on site is going to be hard, not for those wanting an easy break post school, studying is an important part of this so you need to apply yourself.

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